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BIO (suitable for program and/or press materials)

Eya is an award-winning vocal ensemble based in Washington, DC specializing in the interpretation of medieval music for women’s voices. Lauded as “remarkable” and “gorgeous” (The Washington Post), Eya is an early music ensemble of hauntingly beautiful vocal quality married with deep spirit. Eya crafts programs that interweave diverse repertories, forging new points of connection between contemporary audiences and medieval repertoire which underline our common humanity with early poets and composers. Eya has performed at a variety of notable venues including the National Gallery of Art, The Music Center at Strathmore, Washington National Cathedral, and Dumbarton Oaks, as well as numerous colleges, universities, and concert series across the east coast and midwest. They have been featured on Voice of America radio, Millennium of Music and Harmonia on NPR, and are the recipient of the 2013 Ovation Award for Best Specialty Group: Early Music, as well as 2018 nominee for Best New Recording following their latest album release, The Three Marys. Eya (pronounced “EH-yah”) is a Latin exclamation of joy. Learn more at www.eyaensemble.com.

HIGH-RESOLUTION PHOTOS

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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Allison Mondel, soprano and director
Kristen Dubenion-Smith, mezzo-soprano
Crossley Hawn, soprano

PHOTO CREDIT: Anthony Thompson

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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Crossley Hawn, soprano
Allison Mondel, soprano and director
Kristen Dubenion-Smith, mezzo-soprano
PHOTO CREDIT: Anthony Thompson

PRESS QUOTES

“Remarkable… gorgeous… with precise ensemble, a strong sense of presence, and ringing vowels that reverberated to the farthest reaches of the Cathedral.” -The Washington Post / Read full Post article here

“The program had elegant chansons, shaped with mellifluous, delicately-wrought phrasing, alternating with robust energy…”
​- The Washington Post

DEMO TRACKS

Visit our Media page for sample audio and video.
Contact us for access to high-quality downloads or full-length albums. 

PROGRAMS

Click here for a list of sample programs. 
Contact us to discuss creating a new program for your venue, concert series, or special event.

CONTACT

​Allison Mondel, director
allison@eyaensemble.com

upcoming events

Tue 20

Guest Interview: Chanda Rule

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon 26

Community Workshop: Sing with Eya

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue 27

Community Sing: Chanda Rule

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nov 02

Community Workshop: Sing with Eya

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nov 03

Spotlight Video: Beguiled

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Nov 09

Community Workshop: Sing with Eya

November 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nov 10
Nov 16

Community Workshop: Sing with Eya

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nov 17

Live Q&A: The Women of Eya

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nov 20

Performance: Beguiled

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

about the artists [link]

letter from the director [link]

our season [link]

press kit [link]

 

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